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Thank you for your interest in St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea and we look forward to connecting with your family. We are so pleased you are considering St Christopher’s By-the-Sea Montessori for your child’s education. We know how important it is to find the perfect fit for your child to thrive and excel while feeling safe and supported. Our St Christopher’s Community offers exceptional curriculum in a nurturing environment. Come see how we do things at St. Chris!

If you would like to inquire please click the button to the right and fill out the form and someone will be in touch shortly. Scheduled tours are conducted Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you have general questions about admission, you can reach us at stchrisadmin@stchriskb.org or phone: 305-361-5080

 

If you are ready to apply, please click through to our application portal. If you are transferring from another school, please have your records available to upload to our portal. Someone will be in touch thereafter to schedule your first class visit.

All are welcome

The Admissions Process

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Montessori School welcomes children of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

Assessment

Application

Upon receipt of the student application form and a $200 non-refundable application fee, your child is placed on our waiting list. Applications are received throughout the school year.

Interview

Interviews

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten: Parents and the child are invited for an interview and the child will visit the class. If your child is already attending school, a transcript and recommendation from the previous school are required.

Senior Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: Applicants will spend time in the classroom and will be assessed for placement. Student transcripts and teacher recommendations are required and must be received to complete the admissions process.

Acceptance

Acceptance

Acceptance is based upon several factors. St. Christopher’s seeks a match between the family and the School’s educational goals. Pledging parishioners and siblings of current students receive priority. Preschool students must be 3 years of age prior to September 1st. Our toddler program is now accepting applications for 18+ Months – 3 years.

2023-2024

Tuition & Fees

REGISTRATION DEPOSIT $5000
[Note: Registration Deposit applies toward Tuition Amount] Due March 1st, 2024 Tuition

To be eligible for the 10% Parish Discount
you are required to be a regular in worship and required to have made and completed a pledge to the mission and ministry of the Parish for the previous calendar year. (2022).

Payment Options

St. Christopher’s offers the following payment options:

Option A

Payment in Full

Registration Deposit plus All Fees and Capital Assessment –
Due March 1, 2024.

Tuition due in full April 1, 2024.

Toddler Half Day   $17,250
Toddler Full Day   $20,000
Pre-K 3   $20,000
Pre-K 4   $20,000
Kindergarten 5   $21,500
Lower Elementary   $24,750
Upper Elementary   $26,000

Option B

Two-Payment Plan

Registration Deposit, All Fees & Capital Assessment –
Due March 1, 2024.
50% of total balance due April 1, 2024.

Remaining balance Due Sept.1, 2024

Toddler Half Day $17,801
Toddler Full Day $20,675
Pre-K 3 $20,675
Pre-K 4 $20,675
Kindergarten 5 $22,243
Lower Elementary $25,639
Upper Elementary $26,945

Option C

Ten-Payment Plan

Registration Deposit, All Fees & Capital Assessment –
Due March 1, 2024.
Balance of all payments due divided into 9 monthly payments beginning
April 1- December 1, 2024

Toddler Half Day $18,353
Toddler Full Day $21,350
Pre-K 3 $21,350
Pre-K 4 $21,350
Kindergarten 5 $22,985
Lower Elementary $26,528
Upper Elementary $27,890

The total cost includes: Registration Fee, Capital Assessment Fee, Gala Tickets, Speech, Language and Hearing Screening for PreK 3, Reading Assessment for Jr K and above, STEAM for K-5th grade, Technology and Chromebooks for 1st – 5th grades, Pathfinder overnight field trip for 4th and 5th grades, as well as classroom supplies, textbooks, yearbooks, and day field trips.

Family Discount for Sibling Enrollment:

with 2nd child enrolled $300
with 3 or more children enrolled $525

Additional Fees

Application Fee $250
New Student Fee $1,000

We must give him the means and encourage him. ‘Courage, my dear, courage! You are a new man that must adapt to this new world. Go on triumphantly. I am here to help you.’ This kind of encouragement is instinctive in those who love children.

-Maria Montessori

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